The Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Houston Texas is in the books. With 450 vehicles sold, the event raked in just over $30 million USD in sales, not including pieces of automobilia or charity vehicles that usually sell at a premium. And four of the top ten highest bids were Ford GT supercars.
Of the four top-selling GT supercars, the top two were current generation models, while the bottom two were from the 2000s, which was based on the design of the original Ford GT40 race car from the 1960s. Altogether, Fords super car was responsible for $2.75-million USD of non-charity sales. That means Ford and its GT vehicles contributed almost 9% (8.97%) of total sales for Barrett-Jackson in Houston. A complete list of the top-ten selling non-charity vehicles is shown below.
- 2019 Ford GT (Lot #749) – $1,028,500
- 2019 Ford GT (Lot #757) – $990,000
- 2006 Ford GT (Lot #766) – $429,000
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #737) – $379,500
- 2003 Hummer H1 Predator Custom SUV (Lot #726) – $323,400
- 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster (Lot #745) – $302,500
- 2016 Porsche GT3 RS (Lot #746) – $280,500
- 1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition (Lot #728) – $275,000
- 2005 Ford GT (Lot #735) – $275,000
- 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 VIN 005 (Lot #442.1) – $225,500 and a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 (Lot #750) – $225,500
It’s well known that Ford has a two-year minimum ownership limit with regards to its current GT supercar, which is built by Multimatic in Markham, Ontario. Original owners of every Ford GT had to go through an application process on why they feel they’re fit to own one, with each customer receiving a special and commemorative order kit in the mail upon approval.
Ford GT customers that had their supercars built earliest enjoyed the privilege of being one of the first to have one, while those who had to wait longer enjoyed a wider breadth of options, packages, and other upgrades to choose from. Only 1,350 examples of this generation Ford GT are expected to be built. After the Ford GT, Multimatic will build the Ford Bronco DR and Mustang Dark Horse customer race cars.
The Houston auction marks the end of Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions for this year. CEO and Chairman of Barrett-Jackson, Craig Jackson noted that 2022 was a “historic year” and the company saw “unprecedented sales.” The next Barrett-Jackson auction is slated for Scottsdale, in January.